Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach

Ziheng Yang’s new book, “Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach” is on sale at Amazon. The cover photo, a western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis), was taken by Charles Linkem during our collecting trip to Oregon last summer. Some people think that the lizard is beautiful, while others (Ziheng included) think that it looks terrifying. The book covers the statistical and computational foundations of molecular evolution, phylogenetics and phylogeography. It provides explanations and examples using real data analysis. The data and computer programs are available on the web, and course materials are provided at the end of each chapter. This will make it easy to use the book for teaching, perhaps in a graduate seminar course.